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Fireplace Accessories to Protect Your Home

November 15, 2017
Fireplace

Having a fireplace in your home can be a wonderful thing. Whether you want more localized heat in an area of your home or you just want the ambiance of a glow from a warm fire, having a fireplace adds value and aesthetics. But having a fireplace without the appropriate accessories can spell disaster for […]

How to Clean Your Fireplace Bricks

November 10, 2017
Fireplace

With the holidays just around the corner, you’re probably concerned about how your home is going to look when your family arrives for a visit. The fireplace is the center of attention during such a chilly time of year, and we all want to gather around the flames to warm ourselves. A fireplace also presents […]

Why It’s Important to Keep a Chimney Clean

November 3, 2017
Chimney Services

With winter approaching, everyone is going to want to huddle up around the fireplace. But when was the last time you had the chimney cleaned? Probably over a year if not way longer, right? The National Fire Protection Association recommends a professional Maryland chimney cleaning service and inspection at least once per year. It can quickly […]

What is a Fireplace Insert?

October 27, 2017
Fireplace

With the temperatures dropping here in Maryland, you may begin to think about preparing your fireplace for use this winter. If you have an existing traditional fireplace, you may want to at least consider whether or not a fireplace insert could be beneficial for your home. Fireplace inserts can make existing fireplaces more functional, efficient, […]

Get Your Chimney Cleaned

October 20, 2017
Chimney Services

According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America over 20,000 fires occur each year as a direct result of fireplaces and chimneys. These are fires that could easily be prevented with proper fireplace and chimney maintenance. Before firing up your fireplace for the season, it is important to understand what type of maintenance is necessary. […]

How Much is a Cord of Wood?

October 12, 2017
Fireplace

Back in the 1600’s, wood was sold in bundles and tied with a cord. As such, the unit of measurement called a cord came into being. However, cords were smaller back then, due to the limit of how much a single person could carry. These days, the cord has changed in its specifications. Because wood […]

Can I Have a Fireplace Installed in Maryland?

October 6, 2017
Fireplace

There are many factors to consider before you start to think about installing a fireplace in your home. A Maryland fireplace installation comes with steps and situations that can complicate the process—don’t let this discourage you! A fireplace is a beautiful and welcoming addition to your home in whichever room you decide to place it. […]

Choosing Between a Fireplace or Wood Stove

September 22, 2017
Wood Stove

As the temperatures begin to drop in the northeast, homeowners are beginning to think about how they’ll keep their home warm throughout the fall and winter. Fireplaces and wood stoves are popular in this area of the country, because they provide both ambiance and warmth to your home on cold, snowy days. But how do […]

Have Your Fireplace Inspected Soon

September 14, 2017
Fireplace

With fall right around the corner here in Maryland, it’s time to start planning ahead! If you have a fireplace in your home it would be wise to have it inspected before building a fire in it for the first time this fall. Over the spring and summer months environmental damage, debris, even animals can […]

Ellicott City Fireplace Repair Service

September 8, 2017
Fireplace, Outdoor Fireplace

Whether you’re looking to update your fireplace or repair a chimney that’s seen better days, getting professional help is vital. Your fireplace and chimney need to be structurally sound and in good shape. It might not seem important, but having repairs done when problems arise helps to prevent fires and damage to your home or […]

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